Sole Bazaar - Pairobensi
5-7 Hours Per Day
Spring (Feb -June) and Autumn (Sept-Dec)
Ganesh Himal Trek takes you to the unexplored central-eastern region of Nepal. You will be trekking through steep inclines that challenge you and reward you with breathtaking views of the snowy peaks ahead and the valleys below.
You will find famous mountain peaks like the Ganesh Himal, Lamjung himal, Annapurna range, Langtang range, and Gosaikunda range greeting and cheering for you. You will also be trekking up to Highlander Sing La pass that offers you an up-close, breathtaking view of it all.
The trek itself will take about 10 days of walking and 14 days in total. Additionally, we will be driving from Kathmandu to Sole Bazaar. Right from the get-go, you will feel transported into the countryside with the terraced farms, forested trails, and the bright blue sky up ahead. You will be reaching isolated settlements that give you the true feeling of leaving the busy city behind.
Prepare yourself for a trek that will be one you remember forever. With diverse flora and fauna as well as the mixed cultural diversity of Tamangs, Newars, Gurungs, Magars, and more throughout various settlements, you will never be short of things to marvel upon.
The best time for this trek is during Spring and Autumn. This trek is difficult, so previous trekking experience will be helpful. However, it is best to avoid trekking during the rainy season for your safety. The skies will also be much clearer and offer a better view during these seasons.
With Nepal Social Trek & Expedition, you can rest assured that our trained professionals will guide you in your trails. Whether it is geography, culture, or architecture, our guides have packed their rucksacks with stories to ensure that you can truly understand the land you traverse. We also have porters and first aid kits handy so that we can ensure that all you have to do is enjoy your trek and marvel at the beauty around you.
For a trip that combines an aesthetic, cultural, and thrilling trekking experience in one, the Ganesh Himal Trek is a perfect choice.
Why You’ll Love This Trek
- Glorious panoramic views of famous peaks like Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, and Manaslu Himal
- Taking on forested trails that lead you into lush rhododendron, oak, and pine forests
- Reaching sparsely or only seasonally populated settlements and exploring such isolated areas
- A glimpse into the hospitality and everyday lifestyle of many villages
- Walking along multiple rivers and across various suspension bridges
- Trekking through diverse terrains of farmlands, grasslands, and steep inclines.
Is This Trek Right For You?
- You will be walking for 5-7 hours per day for nearly two weeks. You might need some mental and physical preparation to tackle this.
- Although this is a moderate difficulty terrain, we recommend maintaining some degree of physical fitness prior to this trip.
- The campsites in the more remote areas have the necessary amenities. You will have clean, cozy beds and hygienic food, but you may need to bring any additional materials.
- The elevation on this trek crosses 4000m as we will be crossing very high passes. So there is a risk of altitude sickness. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, you need to seek medical advice before booking this trek. However, we have a comprehensive first aid kit and a trained staff on board to take care of your safety.
Day to Day Itinerary Table – Ganesh Himal Trek
|Day||Itinerary||Altitude (m)||Duration (hours)|
|1||Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu||1350||-|
|2||Kathmandu to Sole Bazaar (Drive)||700||7|
|3||Sole Bazaar to Kispang (Trek)||1900||2020-05-06 00:00:00|
|4||Kispang to Gonga (Trek)||2800||2020-06-07 00:00:00|
|5||Gonga to Rupchet (Trek)||3600||5|
|6||Rest day in Rupchet (Trek)||-||-|
|7||Rupchet to Sing La and to Larkap (Trek)||4100 - 3700||2020-03-04 00:00:00|
|8||Larkap to Pangsang La (Trek)||3800||2020-04-05 00:00:00|
|9||Pangsang La to Somdang (Trek)||3200||2020-03-04 00:00:00|
|10||Somdang to Chauri Thala (Trek)||2600||6|
|11||Chauri Thala to Mailung (Trek)||1200||4|
|12||Mailung to Pairobensi (Trek)||800||4|
|13||Pairobensi to Kathmandu (Drive)||1350||7|
- You might want to carry a universal adapter for your charging needs as we go to more remote places. You can also purchase this in shops at Kathmandu itself.
- As the weather can be unpredictable, you should pack a down jacket to get comfortable even if it gets cold or rains.
- ATMs and credit card acceptance are scarce in higher altitudes, so remember to have some cash handy for your purchases.
- You might need to carry some passport size photographs for your permits along the way.
The Ganesh Himal Trek falls inside the Langtang National Park of Nepal. So you will need to obtain this permit as well as a Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Card.
Langtang National Park Permit
The Langtang National Park Permit fees are detailed as follows:
- USD 30 per person per entry
- USD 15 per person per entry for trekkers from SAARC countries
Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Card
This permit is mandatory for all trekkers traveling in Nepal. For this permit, you will need to carry some passport-sized photographs and a photocopy of your passport. The costs are detailed as follows:
- USD 20 for individual trekkers
- USD 10 for trekkers in groups
- USD 6 for individual trekkers from SAARC countries
- USD 3 for group trekkers from SAARC countries